Finish for a stained dining table top

bobby_cDecember 1, 2013

I've done lots of staining for doors and trim and have been pleased with the results I get with Minwax's water-based Polycrylic. I am now staining a new dining table (Minwax Golden Pecan) and would like advice for a protective finish. I'm not sure if the Polycrylic is the right product for this job - the table will get heavy use and I want something that can hold up to water, etc.

Any suggestions for such an application?

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I have not seen many folks who were happy with Polycrylic.

Use non poly varnish. Not marine varnish, just non poly. You will probably have to go to a real paint store(I use Sherwin Williams) or Ace Hardware store(Solvent Based varnish).

Reason is poly coatings are partially plastic and cannot easily be spot repaired---meaning a chip or burn means stripping/recoating the entire surface.

A chip/burn/;etc. area in a surface done with regular varnish can be sanded and repaired by feathering the edges.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 12:31PM
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Thanks Handymac. I went with Waterlok - so far so good (though I have a couple more applications to go through).

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 2:07PM
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